Co-founder Erin Nathanson visited the expansive sculpture studio of Jordan Fowler, located at the College of Charleston. In this space, Jordan is creating 32 metal objects for the 2015 fall season.
Jordan built a crate on casters to function as a mobile work space. The crate provides secure storage for his smaller works and tools.
The sculpture studio has materials strewn throughout. These metals are ready to be melted down and given a new form.
Protective-wear is on a whole other level in this studio. Jordan shared some of his top tools for staying safe. 1. Gloves: the perfect pair is leather with Kevlar stitching with flexibility to hold small pieces while welding and sanding. 2. Respirators protect against fumes and harmful particles. 3. Face shields provide a barrier from sparks and enable the artist to see more clearly. And last but not least ear muffs with audio capabilties.
One of Jordan’s main work tables.
When finishing a sculpture, Jordan considers many things like where will this piece live? An interior or exterior space? How will it function? Will people sit on it, hang on it? How will the surface handle the environment over time? And the list goes on!
You can view one of Jordan’s recent sculptures in the town of Mount Pleasant, SC. Embracer was commissioned by the city and installed on Coleman blvd. in front of Moultrie Middle School.
We cannot wait to share what Jordan creates for the fall season! You can reserve a fall share today and join us at the Pick-Up event on Thursday, November 5th.